Nina Paley's haunting, mesmerizing, and life-affirming God-Mother animation

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/17/nina-paleys-haunting-mesmer.html

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Geez, I never got around to watching Sita, though I probably suggested it to enough people.

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Nina is an excellent artist, and it broke my heart when she came out as anti-trans rights. Normally I’d have this playing in the background as I work, but I can’t bring myself to watch her videos anymore.

Paley is TERF garbage and doesn’t deserve the exposure

There are plenty of other artists doing good work; there’s no need to boost a bigot

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Beautiful! Thank you. I’ve just discovered you and look forward to checking out your other works.

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Well that’s disappointing. I love her animation, now I’m conflicted.

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Kind of ironic that an artist whose most famous work is based on Hindu mythology would turn out to be anti-trans.

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One of my old favorites from Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.

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Ouch. That hurts. I adore Sita Sings the Blues … :frowning:

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Anyone know of a good overview or summary of how Nina fell from grace?

She wrote about it on her blog here and here. It’s pretty petty and self-serving stuff.

Ah WTF do I know, I’m just another middle-age CIS male. :disappointed:

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http://blog.ninapaley.com/2017/03/22/the-terfening-online-silencing-campaign/

If she is not transphobic, she is really bad at showing it.

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